Ibeyi, THEESatisfaction, Fever Trails + More Answer 'The Questions' At The OKAYHOUSE At SXSW

Ibeyi, THEESatisfaction, Fever Trails and more answer 'The Questions' at the OKAYHOUSE down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2015.

A few weeks ago Okayafrica and Okayplayer went down to Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW. The cherry on top of our Okayfamily takeover (which included two events each night and one star-studded panel) was Saturday's main event at the OKAYHOUSE with BadBadNotGood, Hiatus Kaiyote, French-Cuban twins Ibeyi, Seattle's EarthEE-est THEESatisfaction, Your Old Droog, Greighwolfe, Redhino, Computer Jay and Orfeo, Marc E Bassy, and Fever Trails on the 1s and 2s all the way from Cape Town (plus surprise guests Freeway, Just Blaze, and Black Milk).

In a very special episode of Okayplayer TV's serial rapid-fire interview series The Questions, we caught up with a few of the night's performers– including THEESat's Cat & Stas, the Ibeyi twins Lisa-Kaindé & Naomi Diaz, and Fever Trails DJ/producer Nicolaas Van Reenen– to pick their brains ahead of the main event. Who were they most excited to see? How does SXSW smell? The hottest headgear? Uber or pedicab? What's so bad it's good? Worst band name in town? Find out the answers to these and more in the latest installment of The Questions above, plus watch a full recap from Okayplayer and Okayafrica Official SXSW Showcase below. For more from Austin, see our SXSWAfrica Portraits of Ice Prince, Sarkodie, R2bees, Samini, Emma Nyra and DJ Spinall.

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